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Jordi Savall, Hespèrion XX, Le Concert des Nations, La Capella Reial de Catalunya - Vox Æterna (1996)

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Jordi Savall, Hespèrion XX, Le Concert des Nations, La Capella Reial de Catalunya - Vox Æterna (1996)

Jordi Savall, Hespèrion XX, Le Concert des Nations, La Capella Reial de Catalunya - Vox Æterna (1996)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 392 Mb | Total time: 75:39 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Auvidis Fontalis | # ES 9902 | Recorded: 1989-1995

Vocal music is a reflection of its time, crossing the centuries to reveal emotion, particularly its religious side in which it forms an obvious prayer. Thus, on this recording which begins with Alfonso X. El Sabio all the way to Mozart and Haydn, the Vox Aeterna (Eternal voice) speaks to us, moves us, making itself the intermediary of our own feelings.

Walther von der Vogelweide - Lieder von Macht & Liebe - Per-Sonat (2015) {Christophorus CHR 77394}

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Walther von der Vogelweide - Lieder von Macht & Liebe - Per-Sonat (2015) {Christophorus CHR 77394}

Walther von der Vogelweide - Lieder von Macht & Liebe - Per-Sonat (2015) {Christophorus CHR 77394}
XLD rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 378 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 171 Mb
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© 2015 Christophorus | CHR 77394
Classical / Medieval / Early Music

There is hardly a better representative of medieval poetry than Walther von der Vogelweide. He is considered one of the most important Minnesänger and Sangspruch (sung speech) poets of the Middle Ages. Sabine Lutzenberger and the ensemble Per-Sonat have underlaid some of Walther's poems with his own "Tönen" (= melodies), others with music of his contemporaries, completing fragments and reproducing several melodies in the style of the period. Sangspruch, one of most important handed-down traditions together with the Minnesang, functions here as the link between history and living performance practice. The sources extend from the 13th century to the Meistersang. Listeners can now experience Walther's magnificent poetry sung for the first time on this CD.

Various Artists - La Polyphonie Flamande - The Flemish Polyphony (2011) {8CD Set Ricercar RIC 102}

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Various Artists - La Polyphonie Flamande - The Flemish Polyphony (2011) {8CD Set Ricercar RIC 102}

Various Artists - La Polyphonie Flamande - The Flemish Polyphony (2011) {8CD Set Ricercar RIC 102}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 2.67 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 1.45 Gb
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© 2011 Outhere / Ricercar | RIC 102
Classical / Early Music / Polyphony / Medieval / Choral / Renaissance / Sacred Works

The composers known collectively as the Fiamminghi made their mark in Europe in general and in Italy and in France in particular during the 15th century. Their talent and skill gained them the most important positions in the great musical establishments of the time. This collection is devoted to the leading composers of the 15th century, from those of the first generation (Guillaume Dufay, Gilles Binchois, Arnold de Lantins and Johannes Brassart) through Johannes Ockeghem, the great master of polyphonic technique, to Josquin Desprez and Pierre de La Rue, two musicians taught by Ockeghem who laid the foundations of the Ars Perfecta during the Renaissance. Also included is Jacob Obrecht, the only composer of this school whose career was based essentially in his native Flanders. Every genre of both sacred as well as secular music of the time is represented here.

Anatoly Grindenko, The Russian Patriarchate Choir - Supraśl: Orhodox Mosaic (1999)

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Anatoly Grindenko, The Russian Patriarchate Choir - Supraśl: Orhodox Mosaic (1999)

Anatoly Grindenko, The Russian Patriarchate Choir - Supraśl: Orhodox Mosaic (1999)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 271 Mb | Total time: 59:35 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Opus 111 | OPS 30-229 | Recorded: 1996

Since the early 1990s, the excellent French label Opus 111 has released a number of recordings by the Russian Patriarchate Choir, which was founded in 1980 by Anatoly Grindenko. Grindenko, a successful performer on the double-bass and viola de gamba, has combined a devotion to the living tradition of the Orthodox liturgy with important and original musicological scholarship. The result has been the careful editing and inspired performance of a number of manuscripts representing early, and sometimes all but lost, traditions of Orthodox chant.

Paul Hillier, Andrew Lawrence-King - Chansons de Trouvères (1996)

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Paul Hillier, Andrew Lawrence-King  - Chansons de Trouvères (1996)

Paul Hillier, Andrew Lawrence-King - Chansons de Trouvères (1996)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 489 Mb | Total time: 69:40 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | HMU 907184 | Recorded: 1995

The repertoire of trouvere songs is one “we are only now beginning to explore” writes Margaret Switten. I’m not sure that John Stevens or Hendrik van der Werf would agree with this, but it is certainly a claim that whets the appetite. And here we have an enlightened and well-chosen selection, sensitively presented and delightfully sung by Paul Hillier with insight and feeling. The main object of the poets’ attention is fin’amor, but other themes, including the return of spring (Volez vous que je vous chant and En mai, quant li rossignolez), make their joyful appearance, and there is one piece in a completely different vein, a serious piece of religious polemics: Deus est ensi conme li pellicanz.

The Dufay Collective - Music for Alfonso the Wise (2005)

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The Dufay Collective - Music for Alfonso the Wise (2005)

The Dufay Collective - Music for Alfonso the Wise (2005)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 406 Mb | Total time: 71:08 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | HMU 907390 | Recorded: 2002

Music for Alfonso the Wise by redoubtable English period instrument ensemble the Dufay Collective is not a collection of usual suspect Cantigas de Santa Maria, but attempts to re-create the lost heritage of the secular music that surrounded Alfonso X's court during his reign. Utilizing instruments reconstructed from miniatures, paintings, and other iconography dating from Alfonso's time, the Dufay Collective relies on music found within the Cantigas, manuscript sources outside it, remaining old musical practices still held over in "world music," and its own inventiveness to create an album that nonetheless smacks of authenticity.

Anatoly Grindenko, The Russian Patriarchate Choir - Vigil in the Kiev Monastery (1997)

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Anatoly Grindenko, The Russian Patriarchate Choir - Vigil in the Kiev Monastery (1997)

Anatoly Grindenko, The Russian Patriarchate Choir - Vigil in the Kiev Monastery (1997)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 336 Mb | Total time: 77:48 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Opus 111 | OPS 30-223 | Recorded: 1996

Founded by Anatoly Grindenko in the Holy Trinity Sergius Lavra monastery, near Moscow, the Moscow Russian Patriarchate Choir was created in 1980. Following tradition, it is composed of 12 to 13 members. The singers were all eminent researchers, passionate about the repertoire of compositions for male voices, from the religious music of the Orthodox Church to the lay songs of the final years of the Soviet regime. At the time, the choir spent several years deciphering ancient manuscripts and giving representations of works that had until then been in the shadows, sometimes for centuries. With the collapse of the USSR, the choir was able to open up to the world and perform in Europe and America, exposing its music to a much larger public.

Anatoly Grindenko, The Russian Patriarchate Choir - Russian Medieval Chant: The Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom (1995)

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Anatoly Grindenko, The Russian Patriarchate Choir - Russian Medieval Chant: The Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom (1995)

Anatoly Grindenko, The Russian Patriarchate Choir - Russian Medieval Chant: The Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom (1995)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 323 Mb | Total time: 72:12 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Opus 111 | OPS 30-120 | Recorded: 1994

Founded by Anatoly Grindenko in the Holy Trinity Sergius Lavra monastery, near Moscow, the Moscow Russian Patriarchate Choir was created in 1980. Following tradition, it is composed of 12 to 13 members. The singers were all eminent researchers, passionate about the repertoire of compositions for male voices, from the religious music of the Orthodox Church to the lay songs of the final years of the Soviet regime. At the time, the choir spent several years deciphering ancient manuscripts and giving representations of works that had until then been in the shadows, sometimes for centuries. With the collapse of the USSR, the choir was able to open up to the world and perform in Europe and America, exposing its music to a much larger public.

VA - Mors: The Century of the Black Death (2016)

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VA - Mors: The Century of the Black Death (2016)

VA - Mors: The Century of the Black Death (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 287 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 122 Mb | 00:49:46
Classical, Sacred, Vocal | Label: Amuz

Sampler for Laus Polyphoniae - Early Music Festival - 23th Edition - 19-28 August 2016. The theme of this festival is ‘ MORS | The Century of the Black Death’ focusing on music from 14th Century Europe when the plague swept through the continent.

Anatoly Grindenko, The Russian Patriarchate Choir - Meditation: Chants for Great Lent (1999)

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Anatoly Grindenko, The Russian Patriarchate Choir - Meditation: Chants for Great Lent (1999)

Anatoly Grindenko, The Russian Patriarchate Choir - Meditation: Chants for Great Lent (1999)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 293 Mb | Total time: 63:26 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Opus 111 | OPS 30-240 | Recorded: 1998

The Russian Orthodox music presented here comes from the music for Great Lent, which is a meditation on the meaning of Holy Week. Great Lent or Velikiy Post, is the most important and one of the longest of the four Lenten periods in the year. It opens with a powerfully meditative chant 'Let all mortal flesh keep silent' which is specially sung only once a year along with the Old Testament lamentation 'By the rivers of Babylon'. The music here is, as usual with Orthodox chant, profoundly solemn and deeply meditative - some would say even mystical.

Andrew Lawrence-King, The Harp Consort - Gautier de Coincy: Miracles of Notre-Dame (2003)

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Andrew Lawrence-King, The Harp Consort - Gautier de Coincy: Miracles of Notre-Dame (2003)

Andrew Lawrence-King, The Harp Consort - Gautier de Coincy: Miracles of Notre-Dame (2003)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 359 Mb | Total time: 70:07 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | HMU 907317 | Recorded: 1999

Thirteenth-century troubador Gautier de Coincy's blend of mystical religious poetry and the popular tunes to which he set his poems proves irresistible, especially in the Harp Consort's lively renditions. Given the nature of the material, the sheer variety of rhythms, sounds, and colors on this disc is astounding; the vocal soloists are all excellent, the small chorus adept, captivating when it sings in the gutsy peasant style at appropriate moments. Eight purely instrumental numbers are sprinkled throughout the 20 tracks, each a gem, full of colorful effects from the rich-sounding shawm and other period instruments like bagpipe, vielle, and a variety of percussion instruments that thump and shimmer in ways that make you want to dance.

Charles Curtis - Performances & Recordings 1998-2018 (2020) {3CD Set, Saltern, Digital Issue}

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Charles Curtis - Performances & Recordings 1998-2018 (2020) {3CD Set, Saltern, Digital Issue}

Charles Curtis - Performances & Recordings 1998-2018 (2020) {3CD Set, Saltern, Digital Issue}
FLAC (tracks) - 16bit/48kHz - Digital Download -> 662 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 328 Mb | Cover | 5% repair rar
© 2020 Saltern | Digital Issue
Classical / Modern Classical / Medieval / Microtonal / Minimalism / Cello

Saltern presents its fifth release, Charles Curtis: Performances & Recordings 1998-2018, the first comprehensive collection of recordings surveying the career of renowned, American cellist Charles Curtis. Selected by Curtis and Tashi Wada from recordings spanning the past two decades, the collection offers a broad, inclusive view of Curtis’s activities across the diverse worlds of music he inhabits, containing rare, unreleased recordings, and never-before-released music by Terry Jennings, Richard Maxfield, Éliane Radigue, Alison Knowles, and Curtis.

Jan Garbarek - Rosensfole (1989) {ECM 1402}

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Jan Garbarek - Rosensfole (1989) {ECM 1402}

Agnes Buen Garnas / Jan Garbarek - Rosenfole: Medieval Songs from Norway (1989) {ECM 1402}
EAC 0.95b4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 296MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 123MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Norwegian Folk, Medieval, Ethnic Fusion

Jazz musicians in the main rarely take music from ancient times and advance it with improvisation, as modernity generally speaks for itself. Jan Garbarek has always been the type of performer interested in taking natural and spiritual elements from his native Norway, incorporating them into his personalized saxophone sound, but here with Rosensfole he's outdone himself, adapting historic period medieval folk songs toward a futuristic mood. The singing of Agnes Buen Garnas and Garbarek's various percussion or synthesizer sounds surround a minimal complement of tenor or soprano saxophone, reminiscent of aural imagery perhaps from the Moors, the upper atmosphere, or the cold waters of his homeland.

Brigitte Lesne, Alla Francesca - Mediterranea (2009)

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Brigitte Lesne, Alla Francesca - Mediterranea (2009)

Brigitte Lesne, Alla Francesca - Mediterranea (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 295 Mb | Total time: 63:13 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Zig-Zag Territories | ZZT 090402 | Recorded: 2007, 2008

Troubadours songs; laude to the Virgin and estampies from trecento mingle with Sephardic lullabies and folksongs collected in Italy. They tell the stories of simple men and women of the Mediterranean world. Languages and music have survived to the din of the wars, religious conquests, political dominations between North and South… This record is an intimate compilation which raises from the old village song telling the cycle of life, the redemption sought with the Virgin, the curtly love of the Countess of Die, Tarentella or the famous separdic lullaby Nani, Nani for the beloved son…« Ever since antiquity, the shores of the Mediterranean have assembled men and women who share a cultural heritage with multiple resonances. (religious and cultural : christians, jews, arabs, languages : castillan, occitan, florentin, napolitain, sarde…).

Giuseppe Maletto, Cantica Symphonia - Almisonis Melos: Latin Motets and Mass Fragments in the Ivrea Codex (2000)

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Giuseppe Maletto, Cantica Symphonia - Almisonis Melos: Latin Motets and Mass Fragments in the Ivrea Codex (2000)

Giuseppe Maletto, Cantica Symphonia - Almisonis Melos: Latin Motets and Mass Fragments in the Ivrea Codex (2000)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 452 Mb | Total time: 64:29 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Opus 111 | OP30-309 | Recorded: 2000

A French manuscript from the 14th-Century said to be compiled in Avignon, the seat of the papacy during the time, the Ivrea Codex contains several styles of music from the time making it one of the most important surviving documents from the Medieval era. This recording features harmonious vocals backed by light instrumentation. The first-rate performance of Cantica Symphonia brings an element of the sublime and divine making this one of the best releases from the Early Music genre.